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This display spotlights one of the four petition boxes that Leah Bell, Waimarama Anderson, Rhiannon Magee, and Tai Te Ariki Jones presented at Parliament, calling for national day of commemoration for the New Zealand Wars.
The students were motivated by educating all New Zealanders about these wars. Leah Bell says, ‘Our nation will have peace and the peace will come because we all know the story.’
The students collected more than 12,000 signatures from all over the country. Their commitment demonstrates how local communities can bring about powerful change.
In this piece, Leah Bell and Waimarama Anderson, reflect on that journey and the impact of the petition they took to Parliament.
Caption: Presentation of the petition at parliament, 8 December 2015. Credit: Courtesy of the NZ Labour Party.